Dilip Kumar has passed away at age 98

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(Photo via Dilip Kumar on Twitter)

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has died at the age of 98.

According to a report by the Indian Express, Kumar died at a hospital in the western city of Mumbai early on Wednesday morning.

A statement was also posted via his verified Twitter account:

 

A tribute was also tweeted by India’s Prime Minister:

Kumar had been ailing for some time, and was recently admitted to hospital for treatment.

Born Yusuf Khan, he starred in some of Indian cinema’s most iconic and successful films, including ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Naya Daur’, and ‘Madhumati’.